Well my PC is dying; I had to restart the stupid thing like 15 times last night. (unplug it, and remove the battery to force in off) I am going to try and make it last for a couple more months until either it is redesigned or they have some kind of back to school thing. I have a few questions... 1. I am getting this for school, so it will be carried around with me, I don't have to shut it down to carry it do I? I can just put it to sleep. 2. I have been planning on the mid model 2.5. Is this worth the upgrade? I want it to be somewhat future proof (i.e. last me for at least 3-4 years, without driving me crazy because it is soooo much slower than the new stuff) Here is what I will be using it for... I am a photographer so I will be running Photoshop, and possibly Lightroom a lot, as well as RAW processing in DPP. A lot of web browsing. (we are talking several hours per day) Word-processing obviously. ( I am planning on getting Microsoft Office for Mac) Some gaming (Sims, guitar hero 3, etc.), nothing to extensive for this, I don't play very much. I usually have about 3 tabs open in safari and 3 or 4 other programs running at once. I will also be using a TV tuner on it occasionally. Other random stuff that I cannot think of right now. I think that I have decided that the Macbook will not do, I want the bigger screen, and the better-built machine. Now I am trying to decide if I should just go with the 2.4 model. I will be upgrading the RAM to 4GB no matter what. And I am planning on getting the matte screen, although that it still up in the air as well. This is my only computer, and I will not (at least for now) be using an external monitor. (Still living with my parents, and there is no room for a desk anywhere) Anything else that I should know or be worried about in making the switch?